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January 12, 2017
Dear NAMIC Supporter:

Did you know January is National Mentoring Month? Enroll in NAMIC's L. Patrick Mellon Mentorship Program Today! You must be a current NAMIC member to enroll as a mentee. Industry executives are encouraged to serve as mentors (membership is not required). 

Spike Lee at NAMIC's 29th Annual NAMIC Conference
Spike Lee, Academy Award Winning Director, 29th Annual NAMIC Conference Keynote Speaker

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Susan Waldman 
Senior Manager, Membership and Publications

In This Issue

PR Newswire
NAMIC today announced its 2017 roster of newly elected and incumbent Chapter Officers. "This outstanding group of diversity champions is representative of a broad range of companies and professional disciplines," said Eglon E. Simons, NAMIC's president and CEO. "We look forward to collaborating with these talented business leaders and appreciate their commitment to advancing NAMIC's mission."
PR Newswire
Café Bustelo® is partnering with the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) for the El Café del Futuro Scholarship Essay Contest. Eligible students nationwide will have the opportunity to share their story for an opportunity to win one of nine $5,000 scholarships.
How do we move from just talking about the topic to taking action? During CES 2017 a panel discussed the specific actions startups can take on the issue, rather than just talking about a hot topic with a lot of buzz.

Washington Post
Comedian Aziz Ansari will host "Saturday Night Live" on Jan. 21, the NBC show announced Tuesday, and in doing so, he will make history as its first host of South Asian descent.

Sunday's Golden Globe telecast became a glossy showcase for Hollywood's new focus bringing diverse voices and fresh perspectives to film and TV screens.
Fast Company
As the head of Facebook's secretive new hardware unit, Building 8, Regina Dugan leads a team of engineers who are trying to develop breakthrough technologies, much as she did when she was the first female director of DARPA. She's learned that assembling a diverse group of perspectives is essential to the creative process.

PR Newswire
HITN-TV, the Spanish-language network that provides educational and entertainment programming to more than 42 million households around the United States, announced today, that HITN-TV is now available in a number of new markets as part of Charter's Latino View lineup of Hispanic channels in the United States.
Telemundo Deportes announced "Día de Gallos," the first-ever sports podcast offered by a U.S. Spanish-language broadcast network, featuring former Mexican soccer star and commentator Carlos Hermosillo and acclaimed sports presenter and analyst Miguel Gurwitz, available on

Queen Boss' is similar to and different from 'Shark Tank, noted Marci Weisler, cofounder of SWSI, which develops original programming about female founders. It premieres Saturday, January 14, at 10pm ET (9pm CT) on both BET and Centric (BET's women-focused network). 
LGBT Weekly
The ever gorgeous and hilarious Loni Anderson stars as Frances, the boozy and inappropriately sexy mother of two middle age children, in the new LGBT themes series dubbed My Sister is So Gay. My Sister is So Gay premieres Jan. 22 on Tello Films.

The Wrap
The strong cast, the subject matter and the film's marketing campaign are just a few reasons why the drama had a successful opening weekend.
They're coming around to the understanding that "people who are overly reliant on data need to make just as much effort to understand their culture." 

NAMIC-New England welcomes it's newest committee member,  Janine Fondon, President and CEO to the board.

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